BCP Council

(Bournemouth, Christchurch &

Poole Council)


Bespoke cartography for series of urban wayfinding totems


Create cartography, 3D-illustrations and signage for 10 double-sided totems for Poole showing tourist, cycling, transport, parking and shopping information. Oversee production of 4mm PETG inserts


x 89 heads-up maps

Scale 1:1,000 with false norths

x 89 headers with destinations and overview maps

x 168 3D-illustrations of local landmarks or buildings

Printed on 4mm PETG inserts

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FourPoint Mapping created, illustrated and oversaw production of the mapping and signage for 25 urban totems for Poole town centre and 20 for Christchurch as part of BCP Council's re-generation of their waymarking systems.


The top panels place the user in the wider context of the Poole or Christchurch areas by means of an overview map which also shows the coverage and orientation of the main map below. They also indicate the direction of travel to many areas and landmarks, and suggest to the user how long it will take to walk or cycle to those destinations.


Forty-four of the 45 totems are double-sided and all feature heads-up mapping at a scale of 1:1,000. The detailed cartography of the 89 different panels (printed on 4mm PETG) features useful information for cyclists, pedestrians, shoppers and tourists, such as cycling infrastructure, crossings, public transport information, car parks, attractions, landmarks, shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants. A handy isochrone lets users know roughly how far they can walk in five minutes from that totem, and there are x168 3D-illustrations of 14 notable Poole and Christchurch landmarks across the 89 maps, all drawn by FourPoint Mapping, and all viewed in the correct orientation.

"BCP Council has been delighted with FourPoint's recent cartography for our new wayfinding totems in Poole. We have received great feedback from residents and visitors about the clarity of the 'heads up' mapping. It is easy to read and includes detailed 3D drawings of key buildings and bridges across the town. The project was delivered on time and on budget to a demanding timescale."

Nick Phillips CMILT

Accessibility Team Leader Growth & Infrastructure

BCP Council